LSD is like a tour of every imaginative fold in your brain. Try it, then tell me if it's cheating.
Yeah... I'd rather not risk the possibility of being stuck in a psychiatric hospital, thinking I'm a glass of orange juice.
Unless you have a family history of mental illness, I'm sure you'd survive one hit.
tell that to The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Edgar Allen Poe. (just to name a few...)
There's a difference between self-medicating with opium and taking hits of LSD because it "opens your mind". From what i have learned about Mr Poe is that he was most likely doing the former.
And please do not argue with me about the Beatles. I have some rather unpopular opinions about them.
okay then, explain the differences.
... I thought it was self-explanatory.
One drug is used by hipster assholes who think they're being deep, and the other is being used by someone with depression who's trying to make the pain go away.
so LSD, ecstacy and marijuana cures depression? i dont think so... And last time i checked John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Jimi Hendrix were never depressed but they still did drugs and remain legends.
... I was talking about Poe. He did opium.
Way to pay attention to what I was saying.
Okay so other than That youre wrong
I'm not wrong. I have an opinion. Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles are decent in my eyes at best, but I personally don't like them as much as other people do.
What about Bob Marley, Jim Morrison or Vincent Van Gogh? Drugs fueled their imagination. It doesnt matter whether you think theyre "decent" or not. I could list many more. So go ahead keep trying to convince me otherwise. You know your opinion isnt right.
I'm not trying to convince you if anything. The only convincing I did was in regards to Poe.
So you admit im right about all the other guys?
... No. My point is that neither of us is right or wrong.
You and I have different opinions of various artists. I personally don't think the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix and the Doors were especially groundbreaking. I like their music, I just don't think they're the brilliant artists they're made out to be. You obviously do think that their drug-induced 'creativity' was groundbreaking, and that's okay, because it's your opinion.
Oh, and van Gogh's drug abuse isn't a proven fact.
but youre saying that drugs didnt enhance their creativity, which is wrong. And how did a majority of these artists end up in the Hall of Fame if they werent "ground breaking"?
Oh, it DID enhance their creativity. I just think it's artificial creativity that they forced out of themselves. It's not 'natural', in my eyes. It's not who they really are.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is opinion-based. If a lot of people think they're great, then they get in. I'm just one of the few that thinks the musicians you listed are overrated. I think a lot of musicians are overrated, honestly, it's not just a drug-related thing.
Well im sure the guys over at the Rock Hall of Fame know much more about music than you do. So what if they did drugs while they composed their music, im sure theres at least one musician you like that did too.
Yeah, they probably do know more about music than me. I'm not claiming to be an expert. I'm just saying that I don't like the musicians you mentioned as much as other people do.
Please stop trying to change my opinion. You're not going to. I'm well aware that I can't change yours, and I was never trying to. How about we just agree to disagree, because I feel like this is kind of a pointless debate. Neither of us is getting anywhere by discussing this.